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Volume 86, Number 1: January 7, 2008

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The Centrality of Chemistry: Our Challenges and Opportunities

Let's celebrate and communicate the centrality of chemistry and advocate for science education.

Cover: Peter Cutts Photography

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News of the Week

Moving Gas Safely

Complexation with low-pressure medium reduces hazards of high-pressure storage, transport.

Schulman Rejects Investor Proposal

Plastics compounder urges shareholders to support its director slate.

Novel Embrace Of Protein And Metal

Unique interaction may give copper an easy out.

Policy Changes In Budget Bill

Omnibus spending package contains many nonbudget provisions.

Ecopetrol Buys Propilco

Colombian oil company pushes downstream into chemicals.

New World For Biofuels

Ethanol production standards will transform biofuels business, advocates predict.

At-Will Wettability

Electricity converts surface from repellent to wettable.

» Business

January 7, 2008

Cool Comfort

The race to find a replacement auto refrigerant heats up in Europe as a ban on HFC-134a looms.

Free Trade Or Fair Trade

The chemical industry would benefit from international standards of environmental and safety compliance.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

January 7, 2008

Fighting Fakes

U.S., trading partners boost efforts against intellectual property theft.

Cleanup Overhaul

Independent oversight panel urges a big jump in DOE nuclear weapons waste cleanup staff.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

January 7, 2008

Making Explosives In The Lab

Researchers impress on students the importance of safety.

Enzyme Opens For Business

Transglutaminase 2 structure may pave new route to developing treatments for celiac disease.

What's That Stuff? Excipients

Inactive ingredients in medicines serve multiple functions in drug delivery.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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